The Best Ways to Bring the Indoors Out


Spending time enjoying nature in your backyard is good for the soul, but the more pesky elements of Mother Nature can cut that time short. What if there were a way that you could have the comfort of the indoors while enjoying the Great Outdoors? Follow these tips to help get the most of your outdoor living space:

Add Comfortable Seating

Adding durable, weather-resistant poufs, ottomans, chairs, benches, and swings is an absolute must if you want to bring indoor comfort outside. You may want to consider choosing pieces that store away easily, as it’s best to store cushions and upholstered items indoors when not in regular use.

Add a Fire Pit

The element of fire adds a cozy feeling to any space. Add a fire pit to your outdoor living area so that you can feel toasty while gathering round with friends and family in the winter months.

Add a Bar

Adding bar carts and full-scale built-in bars is one of the foremost ways to bring the indoor party atmosphere outside. If you’re short on space, you can even consider a folding bar, which folds down to create enough surface to make a cocktail and folds neatly away when not in use.

Add Mood Lighting

When it comes to creating an after-hours atmosphere, lighting is everything. String lights are a great choice, and you can even consider upcycling birdcages into outdoor hanging lanterns if you’re up for a small DIY project.

Pick a Color Scheme

As when decorating an indoor space, create a palette using three main colors, then repeat those colors in a variety of items throughout the outdoor living area. If you’re intimidated by using bold colors in your home, you can even consider this as an opportunity to choose items in ultra-saturated hues for a refreshing change.

Add Shade

You don’t want to let rain or harsh UV rays ruin your time outside. Adding an overhead source of shade allows you to enjoy activities like reading or hosting friends without having to contend with a glare, rain, or extreme heat. You can add shade with fabric, like an awning or shade sail, or you can install a structure like a pergola, patio cover, or screen room for ultimate comfort.

Turn to Pacific Patio

If you want to invest in the best backyard shade products for your home in the Southern California, area, turn to the long-trusted professionals at Pacific Patio. We have been serving local homeowners since 1989, and have gained a reputation for providing top-of-the-line outdoor shade products, expert installations, and world-class customer service time and again.

We can outfit your backyard with a number of shade products by TEMO, the leading brand for outdoor living products in the industry. We offer traditional and operable pergolas, solid patio covers, arbors, screen rooms, and sunrooms—all of which are designed to look beautiful and stand strong against the elements year after year. Contact Pacific Patio today to learn more about our selection, and to get your outdoor living project started in Southern California.

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